Elections to the Security Council

  • June 2018

    Security Council Elections 2018

    Monthly Forecast

    The 72nd session of the UN General Assembly is expected to hold elections on 8 June for five non-permanent members of the Security Council for the term 2019-2020. (For more detailed information please see our 21 May Research Report: Security Council Elections 2018.)

  • 21 May 2018

    Security Council Elections 2018

    Research Report

    The 72nd session of the UN General Assembly is scheduled to hold elections for the Security Council on 8 June.

  • 24 April 2017

    Security Council Elections 2017

    Research Report

    The 71st session of the UN General Assembly is scheduled to hold elections for the Security Council on 2 June.

  • Yesterday, the General Assembly elected Bolivia, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan and Sweden to serve as non-permanent members of the Security Council for 2017-2018. Italy and the Netherlands were contesting the fifth seat but after five inconclusive rounds of balloting, with the fifth...

  • 3 June 2016

    Security Council Elections 2016

    Research Report

    The 70th session of the UN General Assembly is scheduled to hold elections on 28 June for non-permanent members of the Security Council for 2017-2018. This is the first time that elections are being held six months ahead of the beginning of the term of office.

  • June 2016

    Security Council Elections 2016

    Monthly Forecast

    On 28 June, the General Assembly is scheduled to elect five states to two-year terms on the Security Council beginning on 1 January 2017.

  • 2 October 2015

    Security Council Elections 2015

    Research Report

    On 15 October, the General Assembly is expected to hold elections for five members of the Security Council. The new members will take up their seats on 1 January 2016 and will serve on the Council until 31 December 2017. 

  • October 2015

    Security Council Elections 2015

    Monthly Forecast

    On 15 October, the General Assembly is scheduled to elect five states to two-year terms on the Security Council beginning on 1 January 2016.

  • 15 October 2014

    Security Council Elections 2014

    What's in Blue

    Tomorrow morning (16 October), the General Assembly will hold elections to fill five of the ten non-permanent seats in the Security Council (for the 2015-2016 term). The five seats available for election this year are distributed regionally as follows: •...

  • 16 September 2014

    Security Council Elections 2014

    Research Report

    On 16 October, the General Assembly is expected to hold elections for five members of the Security Council. The new members will take up their seats on 1 January 2015 and will serve on the Council until 31 December 2016. 

  • 5 December 2013

    Extraordinary Election to the Security Council

    What's in Blue

    Tomorrow morning (6 December), the General Assembly will hold an extraordinary election to fill one of the five non-permanent seats in the Security Council for the 2014-2015 term. On 17 October, Chad, Chile, Lithuania, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia were elected...

  • The 11th workshop for incoming members of the Security Council will be held for two days (21-22 November), starting this afternoon,in Long Island, New York. The workshop is organised by the government of Finland in cooperation with the Security Council...

  • This morning (18 October) Saudi Arabia issued a Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement announcing that it would not accept membership of the Security Council until it is reformed. Only yesterday Saudi Arabia was elected by the General Assembly as a...

  • 16 October 2013

    Security Council Elections 2013

    What's in Blue

    Tomorrow (17 October), the General Assembly will hold elections for the Security Council to fill five of the ten non-permanent seats in the Council for the 2014-2015 term. The five seats available for election this year will be distributed regionally...

  • October 2013

    Security Council Elections 2013

    Monthly Forecast

    On 17 October, the General Assembly is scheduled to elect five non-permanent members of the Security Council for the two-year term beginning on 1 January 2014.